December 1st Newsletter

December 1, 2016

Dear OLG Families,
Light Up the Night
We hope to see you for a night of song and community! Gather on SW Myrtle between the church and the Walmesley Center. Help us load the sleigh with food to fill the St. Vincent de Paul pantry!
Student Council St. Vincent de Paul Drive 
Student Council is coordinating a December drive for food, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. Flyers went home in today’s FCE. Help Student Council partner with St. Vincent de Paul to serve our neighbors in need.
Auction Procurement Deadline
A quick reminder from the Auction Committee…our procurement deadline is tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 2nd!
Thanksgiving Family Group Meeting
Thanksgiving Family Group Meeting

Enjoy a glimpse into our most recent family group gathering!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us! 

6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science & Spanish
A quick update from the new guy…
First, a teaser: there is some extremely exciting collaboration happening in the Middle School right now. We are developing partnerships with local non-profits and working hard to make some innovative changes to our Middle School program. Very exciting for current MS students and those who are to come in the future. Mr. Santos can hardly contain himself. But that’s all I’m going to say about that…for now.
Second, the Genius Hour Project is nearing the end of it’s debut. We have projects happening around infectious disease, vocal chords, residential solar power, baking, dreams, a better school binder, sarcasm and so much more. Remember that all Middle School students will be expected to present their TED-style talks at the open house on January 29th and the whole OLG community is encouraged to come witness how our students’ passions have played out. Details to come after Christmas Break.
Third, in the new trimester, 6th grade scientists will be deepening their work with the Fauntleroy Creek watershed. 7th grade scientists have begun a big garden design project while 8th graders are stretching their minds as they delve into systems thinking.

Lastly, thanks to everyone for all the continued support of our students!


Parent Org Chair 
Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery is hosting a fundraising “Dine Out” for Our Lady of Guadalupe School! 
Where:  Shelby’s West Seattle 4752 California Ave. SW spaghetti.jpg
When:  Tuesday December 13th, 2:00 – 9:00 pm*
          *10% of sales during this time will go to OLG School!
This is a great time to celebrate fall sports seasons, outstanding report cards, birthdays, or give mom/dad a break from making dinner! Hope to see you there!
Information about Scrip went home in last week’s FCE. This is a great way to support OLG School through purchases that you are already making.
Find out how to Get Started with Scrip!
Learn how to Place Your Order!
Prefer a paper order?
Contact Shauna Fredrickson, Scrip Program Chair,  with questions about Scrip!
Pizza Fridays!

mini-pizza-spatula.jpgPizza Fridays will continue in December, on the 2nd and 9th. Order here! Contact Jennifer Dempsey with questions or to volunteer to help!


February 25, 2017
Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Auction Procurement Forms are due December 2nd!
The first class with 100% family donation participation wins the ice cream sundae party! Remember to turn in your your auction donation form today. You can find all of the auction forms here!
Get your team ready; Trivia Night is coming!
January 14th, 2017
5-8 pm in the Walmesley Center
  • $20 fee per adult. All kids are free!
  • Fee includes: dinner plus a chance to win BIG prizes
  • Max of 8 people per team
  • Chaperoned kid area in case Trivia isn’t their thing
There is something for everyone, so there’s no reason to miss out on this great family night out. More details including volunteer opportunities to follow shortly.
Any questions? Feel free to reach out to Cassie Jenkins or Jessica Burris.
Upcoming Parent Org Events:
Light Up the Night – Dec. 2nd 7:00 pm
Parent Org Meeting – Dec. 13th 6:30 pm
Dine Out for OLG at Shelby’s – Dec. 13th 2:00 – 9:00 pm
Auction Committee Meeting – Dec. 14th 6:30 pm
Parent Org Meeting – Jan. 10th 6:30 pm
Auction Committee Meeting – Jan. 11th 6:30 pm
Trivia Night – Jan. 14th 5:00 pm

Opportunities to See OLG Students On Stage:
PNB: The Nutcracker
Owen O., OLG 5th grader, is playing the part of Fritz (Clara’s brother) in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Owen will be performing in the following shows:
Saturday, Dec 3rd at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 4th at 12:30 pm
Thursday, Dec 8th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 10th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 11 at 12:30 pm
Wed, Dec 14 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 17 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Dec 18 at 5:30 pm
Tues, Dec 20 at 2:00 pm
Wed, Dec 21 at 7:30 pm
Thurs, Dec 22 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec 23 at 7:30 pm
Monday, Dec 26 at 12:30 pm
Tues, Dec 27 at 5:30 pm
Wed, Dec 28 at 12:30 pm
Twelfth Night Productions: Miracle on 34th Street
Fifth grader, Josie D-C is performing the part of Susan in “Miracle on 34th Street” with Twelfth Night Productions. Find out more here!
Sing Out Seattle & OLG After-School Cast: Finding Nemo
Our fall extracurriculars are wrapping up, and our performance of “Finding Nemo” will be Thursday, Dec. 15th at 10:00 am in the Walmesley Center. All are welcome!

Christmas Eve Gospel Pageant:  Welcome all Shepherds, Angels and stable animals to our Christmas Eve Children’ Mass!

Our Lady of Guadalupe parish has a wonderful tradition of inviting all children who want to participate in our Christmas Eve Children’s Mass, December 24th at 3:00 p.m.  We have wonderful costumes so that all children who want to participate in the reenactment of the Christmas Story may do so.  If your child wants to be part of this special tradition in our community, here is what they need to do:
1.     Attend a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, December 21st, in the church from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Costume assignments will be made at the rehearsal to give time to make sure children have what they want in terms of costume fittings.  We will rehearse the telling of the Gospel story and to make sure that the children are familiar with the pageant format.  We will need older children who do not want to be in the pageant as readers and greeters, so there are lots of opportunities for anyone who wants to participate.
2.     We will have a second walk-through rehearsal on December 24th at 2:00 p.m., which is also mandatory, so that we can give as much support to the children as needed, enabling them to tell the greatest story ever told in a prayerful and meaningful way.

3.     Please note, that any additional children who may come during the Christmas Eve Mass and have not participated in the two required rehearsals, will have an opportunity to be part of the procession to the crèche with Fr. Jack carrying battery operated votive candles which will represent their light and gift to baby Jesus. Often friends and family have relatives who come to the special family Mass, and it is our desire to welcome all children who have not had an opportunity to attend the two rehearsals to share in the joy and excitement of this wonderful tradition.
4.     We will need parents and guardians to volunteer and sign-up sheets will be in the church as it takes many people to assist the children into their costumes, hand out activities to occupy the children and to assist with a small protein snack.
If you should have any questions about our Christmas Eve Children’s Mass at 3:00 pm, please feel free to contact Marion Kari at (206) 935-0358, ext. 113 or by email.

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Mental Health Ministry Information Session
The Life, Justice & Peace Commission has taken 2016 to focus on Mental Health.  Based on significant interest in this ministry within our community, we would like to explore forming a new Mental Health Ministry at OLG!  If you are interested, please attend an informal meeting on Sunday, December 11th at 9:30am in the Pastoral Center (parish offices).  Look forward to seeing you there!  Email for more information!
Giving Tree Tags Are Here!
As the Advent season begins (Nov. 26th/27th), OLG’s Giving Tree is filled with tags for children at Sanislo Elementary, Treehouse, and Catholic Housing Services’ Santa Teresita housing program.  Through the Giving Tree, students in need at Sanislo Elementary in Delridge will get a gift this holiday season and parents at Santa Teresita will receive gift cards for their children, offering them the joy of picking out the perfect gift. The Treehouse tags have suggested items that will go to foster children of all ages.  The collected donations stock Treehouse’s Wearhouse, where foster families are able to ‘shop’ free-of-charge for their child.  Santa Teresita cards go in the marked box in the church and are due by December 18th, while Treehouse and Sanislo gifts go unwrapped in the collection barrel in the narthex by Dec. 11th. Thank you for your generosity!

Click here to learn more about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012


School Commission Meeting 
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
6:00 pm
Math Lab
Dine Out for OLG at Shelby’s
Tuesday, Dec. 13th
2:00 – 9:00 pm
Parent Org Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 13th
6:30 pm
Math Lab
All-School Mass
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
Student Council & K
Wednesday, Dec. 14th
9:00 am
Auction Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 14th
6:30 – 7:30
Math Lab
Santa Photos – Student Council sponsored
Red & Green Free Dress
Thursday, Dec. 15th
Performance by Sing Out Seattle & OLG
“Finding Nemo”
Thursday, Dec. 15th
10:00 am
Walmesley Center
NOON Dismissal for Christmas break
Friday, Dec. 16th
First Day back in 2017
Tuesday, Jan. 3rd
Auction Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 14th

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Math Lab
Auction Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 11th

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Math Lab
Trivia Night
Saturday, Jan. 14th
5:00 pm
Walmesley Center
Auction Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 8th

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Math Lab

Please keep Chantille Henry in your prayers as she continues her recovery from breast cancer surgery on Monday and begins her follow-up treatment.
We also pray for the grandmother of OLG teacher, JC Santos, who passed away. May her extended family feel surrounded by God’s love and peace at this difficult time.